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There are three dogs in town who perpetually trouble White Fang. Since he is not allowed to fight them, he tries to stay away. One day he is permitted to pursue these dogs, and he kills them all. The reader is suddenly reminded of White Fang’s wild origins and recent history. It is miraculous that Scott has been able to bring this wolf under control.
White Fang settles into life at Sierra Vista, even making peace, in his own way, with Dick and Collie. He begins to assess the people he meets on the basis of the affection that Scott shows to them; what his master values, he also values. Since Scott openly loves his children, White Fang, who has never liked children, begins to enjoy Weedon and Maud, even though he is not demonstrative with them. He actually feels sad when the children leave him to go and play. White Fang also develops a relationship with Judge Scott, his master’s father; they often wait together for Scott to return home. Slowly, White Fang begins to let other members of the family than Scott to pet him.
It does not take long for White Fang to learn a new “law.” He does not need to be hit or shouted at to learn new things. While training White Fang, Scott merely modulates his voice in order to make the wolf-dog understand a command. As always, the wolf-dog is a quick learner.
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